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El Paso Museum of History

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Address: 510 N. Santa Fe Street, El Paso, TX
Phone Number: (915) 351-3588
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El...
Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El Paso's history.
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Great Small Museum

Visited here when our nephew was in town. They have some really interesting exhibits and it is very well done for a small free museum. The timeline room upstairs is a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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CA
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited here when our nephew was in town. They have some really interesting exhibits and it is very well done for a small free museum. The timeline room upstairs is a bit confusing and an arrow or placard saying start here would be great but other than that the displays are very nicely done. The digiwall is fun and a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The museum is a good way to spend an hour exploring the history of El Paso. Admission is free every day except Monday when it is closed.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This was well laid out and covered a lot of history. Well documented with something for everyone The history of El Paso and the development of the USA was well shown with out to much emphasis on Texas

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I enjoyed the museum , never knew much about El Paso before. Really loved that is was free.... I would recommend it if you have 1 hour or less. great if you are already downtown.

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Milton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Same as the art museum, in a predominantly Cathloic area your open on Sunday's but not Monday's?! How backwards can you be, there isn't much to do here to begin with, thanks a lot El Paso.

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Red Deer, Alberta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

There were a few good displays and quite a few filler pieces that didn't seem to have a cohesive flow.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I enjoyed this museum. It had a variety of interactive displays and the coolest thing to check out is the digital wall when you first come in. That makes it worth a visit all in its own!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a nice history museum with several interesting exhibits displaying the history of El Paso. It only takes an hour if you want to skim or two if you want to read and do everything. I particularly liked the time dial which shows on a big screen map the growth of El Paso from 1490 to present day. I... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Lots of in depth history of the culture, life, and beginning El Paso. Great presentation, and plenty of artifacts to explore.

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum is small, but gives a great little snapshot history and context for El Paso del Norte, as the city was once known. My favorite bit was the rotating display of the evolution of El Paso's geography, although the docent cautioned to be gentle with it since it was getting old. They had a whole section on oral history... More 

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Additional Information about El Paso Museum of History

Address: 510 N. Santa Fe Street, El Paso, TX
Phone Number: (915) 351-3588
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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